Hacker Albert Gonzalez Faces 15 To 25 For Past Credit Card Theft, More Charges Coming

August 29, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – Albert Gonzalez, a hacker who has been indicted in the mass theft of consumer credit cards in New York, is set to plead guilty and hand over millions in cash and assets.

Gonzalez is a long time hacker who has been connected to various hacker groups, including the Shadowcrew, who he worked as an informant for the FBI to assist in targeting. In 2003 he was found to have participated in illegal activities with that group, but was not indicted.

Then, in 2008, he was arrested for his part in stealing a number of credit and debit card numbers from companies like Barnes & Noble, OfficeMax, and Sport’s Authority Inc.

This week authorities announced that Gonzalez would be handing over $1.65 million dollars, as well as a 2006 BMW, a Miami condo, a Nokia cellphone, a Tiffany diamond ring, several IMB laptops and accessories, three Rolex watches, and a Glock 27 gun.

He will also be pleading guilty to stealing the financial data in the 2008 heist, where he and several others were implicated.

Gonzalez faces 15 to 25 years in prison for the former counts, not including the more recent charges after he was arrested again this month for stealing yet more credit card numbers.

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